|Bethesda, MD 20814|
GALLERY B EXHIBITIONS
MFA @ Gallery B
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, December 11, 6-9pm
Gallery B is pleased to present its December exhibition, VAC Revealed, presented by the Montgomery County Public Schools Visual Art Center. This exhibition features original artwork created by the program’s 22 seniors as well as teachers Mygenet Harris & Jane Walsh of the MCPS Visual Art Center Program at Albert Einstein High School. This special show also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the creation of the MCPS Visual Art Center Program (VAC) by the Montgomery County Board of Education & MCPS in 1974-75.
The VAC senior work on display will sample works from each student’s unique “senior series” and offers a glimpse of their creative talents and personal “artist voice.” The two VAC teachers, Jane Walsh and Mygenet Harris (an alumni of VAC) have been teaching together since 2011. They are both graduates of Montgomery County Public Schools and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Mygenet Harris (teacher), Jane Walsh (teacher), Bridget Anger, Tolly Colby, Lauren Etherton, Bethany George, Hanna Guevara, Ken Ha, Zoe Hall, Annie Hoberg, Clara Abnet-Holden, Sophia Holland, Emeka Johnson, Mae Keller, Rachel London, Genesis Martinez-Rivas, Julia Martinez-Rivas, Max Maynard, Elise Nickolich, Michela Shako, Sarah Stopak, Brendan Witt, Sydni Young and Bersabeh Zenebe
The VAC is a nationally recognized pre-college art portfolio development “by application” advanced art program, established by the Board of Education in 1974. VAC provides a rigorous fine arts program designed as an advanced level art curriculum directed toward portfolio development for students pursuing a career in the visual arts. The primary goal of the VAC is to prepare the students for future careers in the visual arts. VAC graduates go on to study and then careers in the fine arts, commercial art and design and some on to advanced degrees in science, law, medicine, media/communications and business.